Twenty Years: Twenty Stories Applications for Grants Now Open

The Australian Human Rights Commission, the Disability Discrimination Commissioner and the Sydney Community Foundation (SCF) are working collaboratively on the Twenty Years: Twenty Stories project to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act.

We are inviting community organisations to apply for a grant of up to $5,000.00 for the production of a short film that tells the story of how the Disability Discrimination Act has been used by an individual or organisation, and as a result has systemically changed the lives of Australians with disability. Stories could also be about the impact the Disability Discrimination Act has had on the lives of individuals and communities through awareness of one’s rights or improved services. We are looking for great stories that can be turned into inspiring short (3-5 minute) documentary style films. All films will need to be completed by late November/early December.

The goals of the project are to:

  • a. Celebrate what has been achieved for Australians with disability as a result of the DDA;
  • b. Recognise the lessons learned over this  time, and the areas where achievements have been less profound;
  • c. Use the momentum gained by this event, and the increasing focus on disability issues in the broader community, to increase activism and advocacy on disability issues.

Grants will then be made to 10 finalist community organisations across Australia to make the films. Priority funding will be given to community organisations from the disability sector.

The Commission welcomes your call to discuss your grant idea before completing this Expression of Interest form on (02) 9251 1228 or email us at enquiries@sydneycommunityfoundation.org.au. Applications are now open now until 14 September 2012. For more information please click here.

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